NEW BREMEN — New Bremen scored early and often and crushed Lehman Catholic 58-0 in a nonconference game on Friday at Cardinal Stadium.
After a Lehman fumble deep in its own territory, Colin Muether scored on a 4-yard run with 11:45 left in the first quarter to get the Cardinals stared.
David Homan threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Nick Alig and scored on an 80-yard TD run before the end of the quarter, and Aaron Thieman returned an interception for a touchdown.
A punt attempt by Lehman to open the second went awry and resulted in New Bremen’s lead being pushed to 30-0 with 11:56 left. Homan scored on runs of 1 and 6 yards before the end of the quarter and Muether scored on a 5-yard run with 1:41 left to increase the gap to 51-0.
Cale Tangeman returned an interception in the fourth quarter for the game’s final TD.
Homan ran for 122 yards and 3 TDs on six carries while Muether ran for 53 yards and 2 TDs on seven carries. Homan completed 5-of-12 passes for 72 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Alig led the team with two receptions for 37 yards and one TD.
Jonathan Heitkamp led New Bremen with 4.5 tackles. Aside from Tangeman and Thieman, Alig and Evan Eyink each intercepted one pass.
New Bremen had 312 yards of offense while Lehman had 231. The Cavaliers committed five turnovers.
Donovan O’Leary completed 12-of-36 pass attempts for 106 yards with four interceptions and ran for 45 yards on seven carries. Dylan Karns ran for 82 yards on 14 carries. Michael McFarland caught three passes for 45 yards.
John Edwards led Lehman with nine tackles.
New Bremen (2-0) is scheduled to host Delphos St. John’s this Friday to open Midwest Athletic Conference play.
The Cavaliers (0-2) are scheduled to host Waynesfield-Goshen on Friday in a nonconference game. The game will be played at the field at Lehman Catholic High School.
Versailles 48, Fort Loramie 7
The Tigers took a big early lead and ran away in the second half to win a nonconference game on Friday in Fort Loramie.
Landon Henry scored on a 6-yard touchdown run and Jack Osborne added a 51-yard TD run with 2:59 left in the second quarter to give the Tigers a 14-0 lead. Titus Gehret scored on a 6-yard run in the last minute of the second quarter to push the lead to 21-0 at halftime.
Fort Loramie quickly drove down to start the second half before lightning delayed the game for about 90 minutes. The Redskins scored on a 5-yard run by Caleb Maurer right after play resumed with 10:29 left in the third to cut the gap to 14 points.
Versailles didn’t let it get any closer. Noah McEldowney hauled in a 53-yard touchdown pass from Carson Bey with 8:39 left, then Jack Osborne scored on a 69-yard run with 5:01 left and scored on a 50-yard run with 3:20 left to push the lead to 41-7.
Connor Stonebraker scored on a 5-yard touchdown run with 3:34 left in the fourth to finish the game’s scoring.
The Tigers had 499 yards of offense while Fort Loramie had 249. The Redskins had one turnover.
Bey completed 6-of-12 pass attempts for 108 yards with one touchdown and ran for 72 yards on 10 carries. Osborne gained 204 yards on eight carries and scored two TDs while Henry finished with 59 rushing yards on nine carries and scored two TDs.
Max Gehret led Versailles with seven tackles. Eli McEldowney intercepted one pass.
Maurer completed 16-of-32 pass attempts for 212 yards with one interception. The Redskins managed 37 rushing yards on 23 carries.
The Tigers (2-0) are scheduled to open MAC play by traveling to Marion Local this Friday while Fort Loramie (1-1) is scheduled to host former Cross County Conference rival Covington.
Brookville 28, Anna 22
The Rockets scored 15 points in the fourth quarter, but their rally try fell short in a nonconference game on Friday in Brookville.
After a scoreless first quarter, Grady Lamb scored on a 9-yard TD run and Sam Fullenkamp scored on a 10-yard TD reception from Keegan Mehr to give the Blue Devils a 14-0 lead.
Zach Ambos scored on a 6-yard TD reception from Carter Seigle to narrow the gap to 14-7 before halftime, but Mehr scored on a 1-yard run in the third to push the lead to 21-7.
Mehr then opened the fourth quarter with a 34-yard TD run to give Brookville a 28-7 lead. Seigle threw a 15-yard TD pass to Colin Elliott and threw a 36-yard TD pass to Justin Richards. He threw a two-point conversion pass to Mason Carey on the second TD to close the gap to six points, but the Rockets couldn’t pull closer.
Anna had 366 yards of offense while Brookville had 359. Each team had one turnover.
Seigle completed 21-of-34 passes for 305 yards and three touchdowns with one interception. Brandon Axe caught five passes for 115 yards while Ambos caught eight passes for 91 yards and Elliott caught four passes for 41 yards. Kohlten Carey led Anna with 20 rushing yards on seven carries.
Axe and Ambos each had six tackles. Hunter Schmidt recovered one fumble.
The game was delayed twice in the first half due to thunderstorms.
The Rockets (1-1) are scheduled to open MAC play by traveling to Parkway this Friday.
Minster 27, Columbus Crusaders 6
Minster pulled away in the second half to beat the Columbus Crusaders, a private club team, in a nonconference game on Saturday at Otterbein University’s Memorial Stadium.
Brogan Stephey scored on a 1-yard TD run with 1:52 left in the first quarter to give the Wildcats a 7-0 lead. The Crusaders’ Jack South threw a 28-yard TD pass to Mohamed Kamara with 1:39 left in the second to cut the gap to 7-6 after a missed extra point, but Stephey scored on a 5-yard run with 25 seconds left to push the lead to 13-6 after a missed extra point.
Devin Wuebker caught a 21-yard TD pass from Stephey in the third quarter to push the lead to 19-6 after a blocked extra point. Stephey scored on a 10-yard run in the fourth and threw a two-point conversion pass to Wuebker to finish the game’s scoring.
The Wildcats had 350 yards of offense while the Crusaders had 247. Minster committed one turnover while the Crusaders committed four.
Stephey completed 10-of-29 passes for 248 yards with one TD and ran for a team-high 86 yards on 12 carries with three TDs. Wuebker finished with 100 receiving yards on two receptions with one TD. Jack Kohne caught two passes for 59 yards and Zach Fortman caught four passes for 46 yards.
Wuebker led the team with six tackles. Chase Couse made five tackles and intercepted two passes. James Niemeyer and Gabe Davis each recovered one fumble.
Minster (1-1) is schedule to open MAC play this Friday by hosting St. Henry.
Riverside 28, Springfield Northeastern 18
The Pirates held on to a lead they built on Friday night when the teams finished a nonconference game on Saturday at Veterans Memorial Field in DeGraff.
Myles Platfoot scored on a 3-yard TD run early in the first quarter to give the squad a 7-0 lead, then threw a 45-yard TD pass to Deven Frilling with 3:48 left to push the lead to 14-0.
Northeastern scored on a 49-yard TD pass early in the second quarter to cut the gap to 14-6 after a missed extra point, but Warren Shockey responded soon after with an 8-yard TD run to push the lead to 21-6 with 8:10 left.
The Jets scored on an 8-yard TD pass with 4:32 left to close the gap to 21-12 after a failed two-point conversion try, but Shockey scored on a 6-yard run with 3:27 left to increase the lead to 16 points.
The game was suspended with less than a minute left in the second quarter on Friday night due to lightning and was resumed on Saturday morning.
Northeastern scored on a 2-yard run early in the third quarter to close the gap to 10 points after a failed two-point conversion try. Neither squad scored again.
Riverside had 410 yards of offense, 237 of which came on the ground. The Jets had 223 yards of offense and committed three turnovers. The Pirates committed one turnover.
Platfoot completed 9-of-15 pass attempts for 173 yards with one TD and ran for 60 yards and one TD on 12 carries. Shockey gained 165 rushing yards on 25 carries and scored two TDs. Landon Stewart led the squad with four receptions for 87 yards. Frilling caught three passes for 66 yards and one TD.
Dylan Smith led Riverside with six tackles. Frilling made five tackles and intercepted two passes while Simon Godwin made four tackles and intercepted one pass.
The Pirates (2-0) are scheduled to travel to neighboring rival Indian Lake this Friday for a nonconference game.
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